The Vancouver Sun is reporting the British Columbia Lions could play a few games in the 2010 Canadian Football League season where Empire Stadium once stood while the new retractable roof is installed at BC Place. Construction on the roof is expected to begin right after the 2010 Winter Olympics and will not be ready in time for the beginning of the 2010 CFL season.
Empire Stadium was torn down in 1993, converted into a parking lot for Hastings Park and the Pacific National Exhibition, and then converted into a soccer field.
The plan is to bring in 30,000 temporary bleachers and concession stands to Empire Stadium.
The report has not been confirmed or denied by the parties involved.
Empire Stadium is the only place with a large enough field to house the Lions as both Swangard Stadium and fields at local universities are too small.
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